Do they have to have oxygen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by krv, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. krv

    krv Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first time of incubating eggs.[​IMG] I have a dozen eggs in my homemade incubator and this is day 13, I think. I did not put air holes in it, but it is going good so far. [​IMG] Do I still need to put the holes in their for when they hatch, or not? I need some good advice.[​IMG]

    Rick (son of krv)
     
  2. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They definitely need oxygen when they start to pip. Holes need to either be opened or made in the incubator and until they start to pip, you can cover the holes with tape. That's what I do, and it works beautifully.
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Even the eggs before they pip need oxygen. And especially after they pip.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, without oxygen, they will not make it.
     

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